"explains stretching in agonizing detail. The best are the exercise routines. They work. Many martial artists swear by these methods." --Martial Arts Training September 1997
The fourth edition of STRETCHING SCIENTIFICALLY, A Guide to Flexibility Training (copyright 2003), by Thomas Kurz, is now available from Stadion Publishing Inc. Improved layout and more photos enhance the most up-to-date science explained in practical terms for athletes, instructors, and coaches.
As always, flexibility expert Kurz stresses the correct sequences of exercises and stretches that make up his safest and fastest stretching method. If you teach others, you must know this method. "You have to know when to do which stretch to get the most out of it," Kurz said. "It is like putting on your socks and shoes--what goes on first makes a lot of difference!"
The "Questions and Answers" chapter is bigger and divided into sections such as Injuries and Stretching, Pain or Soreness and Stretching, Age and Stretching, What and When, Sounds In and Around Joints. Kurz also includes a simple test that will let you test your flexibility potential.
The front cover photo of the author in a Suspended Side Split, makes him an expert on stretching. Not only that, but if you look closely, he's got big legs and calves, Muscle AND... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Barry Ogston
I've read a few books on stretching but I always come back to this one. this is not for fast easy results, but for proper sustained increase in flexibility. a reference!Published 1 month ago by Helder Silva
Finally a book on increasing range of motion that deals with muscle strengthening (instead of just going for stretching).Published 3 months ago by Robert
It's got good information in it, more of a book on how to stretch than a book of stretches, although there are some examples, it is more of a discussion of how to go about... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Pen Name
This book has some cool information in it, but the essential exercises it taught me are things I already know. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer